Mohali: 18-year-old missing for 12 days, friend booked for murder

Mohali police have launched a murder investigation into the disappearance of an 18-year-old boy from Kurali on March 31

Police have launched a murder investigation into the disappearance of an 18-year-old boy from Kurali on March 31.

Following a complaint from the teen’s mother, Sonu, police booked his friend Rahul, who was also missing with the victim.

In her complaint, Sonu’s mother, Maya, a worker, said her son had been missing since he left Rahul on March 31. After not finding him herself, she lodged a complaint of missing person with City Kurali police station on April 2.

She claimed that Rahul Sonu must have murdered and dumped his body in a canal or buried it to hide his crime. Police said the woman and her son originally came from Maujra village in Rampur district, Uttar Pradesh, and were relocated to the village of Nihalka, Kurali, a few months ago for work.

Vinod Kumar, inspector of City Kurali Station House Officer (SHO), said they had booked Rahul under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of violation) of the Indian Criminal Code, and launched a search around him and to locate the victim.

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